0-5k in 6 weeks – The TJ Hamilton and Mid Ulster Cars teams run for Charis
In late August, the TJ Hamilton and Mid Ulster Cars teams set out to get fit and took on the challenge to train and run 5k in just 6 weeks, all while raising money for local charity Charis Cancer Care.
All of the runners involved were new to running, with many of them admitting they hadn’t exercised since their school days! The training was at times challenging but the runners were committed to the cause, tackling the hills at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena every week during training.
TJ Hamilton Business Manager and seasoned runner, Darren Pritchard, coached the group, putting them through their paces each week to make sure everyone was race ready.
The 6 week challenge came to an end on Saturday 15th October when the team of 15 runners completed a sponsored 5k run around Lough Fea, close to the Charis Cancer Care grounds.
Charis Director Imelda McGucken is pictured collecting a cheque for £2,000 from Nigel McGurk and the team of runners from TJ Hamilton & Mid Ulster Cars.
Thank you to everyone that donated and of course to our fantastic runners for all of their hard work!